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From: Lakshmi (lgopal_at_mailbox.syr.edu)
Date: Tue Dec 05 1995 - 13:04:34 PST
Namaskaaram everybody, "entharo mahaanu baavulu, anthariki vandhanamu..." I am a humble new addition to your discussion group, (Thankyou Mani for adding me on to the list; incidentally I am Lakshmi Gopal and not L.Gopal). I am a first year Ph.D student at Syracuse University (N.Y), working in Chemistry. My interests (besides chemistry) are varied: I listen to any kind of music starting from Bhavayami Raghuramam to Papa dont preach; am obsessed with books (Richard Bach to Lakshmi, Vaasanthi or Sujatha); and am interested in all forms of religious principles, especially Vaishnavism and the concept of Vishistadvaitam, although Advaitham fascinates me equally. I dont claim to know a lot in these however, and thats why when Mukunthan (Cleveland) introduced me to the concept of a discussion group in Vaishnavaitism, I jumped at it. I propose to learn as much as possible about Vaishnavaitism, and strongly believe that being a silent observer would lead me nowhere...so I might join the discussions, or ask question, which many of you may find extremely naive or stupid. Please bear with my ignorance, and help me find the knowledge I seek. "Shuklaambaradharam Vishnum Sashivarnam Charurbhujam....." Lakshmi Gopal.